With the success of comic book heroes over the past few years across all formats, it’s no surprise that companies are looking to adapt almost every comic book hero imaginable in some form or another. So, it would come as no surprise then that rumours are spreading that a Captain Britain adaptation could possibly be in the works.
The news comes by way of Ciara McAvoy, the award-winning movie poster artist behind such films as Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, X-Men: First Class and Victor Frankenstein. She teased the “upcoming tv series” featuring Captain Britain, but didn’t elaborate any further.
Below are the tweets that started the rumours going:
For my 1000th Tweet: Who will be playing Brian Braddock in the upcoming tv series #CaptainBritain?#Marvel Stay tune! pic.twitter.com/e0gbXKjdav
— Ciara McAvoy (@CiaraMcAvoy1) March 19, 2016
I can’t reveal anything yet but hopefully I’ll be able to soon. Waiting for the go ahead from the co-producer
— Ciara McAvoy (@CiaraMcAvoy1) March 22, 2016
For those if you not familiar with Marvel’s Captain Britain (aka Brain Braddock), the Marvel superhero is a creation of Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe, first appearing in 1976. The comic was originally intended to be Captain America’s British equivalent, though took a more mythical approach to his origin with Captain Britain gaining his powers thanks to the magical abilities of Merlyn (yes, it was a little crazy). Like many other Marvel heroes, Captain Britain started out as a young, introverted boy who was eventually orphaned. The rest of his origin, however, is quite different and could make for an interesting back drop to any planned TV series.
The blend of mythology in a Marvel world that is generally more sci-fi bound is seemingly difficult to fit into the current Marvel expanded universe, especially seeing as it takes place in a completely country and world from what we are used to seeing. It could break a lot of the continuity that they have going across their different adaptations unless they take a similar approach to some of the other Marvel TV series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and keep it part of a separate universe which will be expanded upon.
What do you think of a possible Captain Britain TV series? Is it something you would be interested in watching or just another cash-in?
Last Updated: March 24, 2016